In loving memory of

Donald K. Brooks
March 1, 1959 - September 2, 2019

Donald K. Brooks, 60, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

A natural journey farewell with cremation has taken place. A Donnie Brooks Benefit is planned for Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at Bill's Place in Maquoketa. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Donald Keith Brooks was born on March 1, 1959 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Donald A. Brooks and Rosemary (Clark) Feltes. He was educated in Maquoketa schools and was part of the first MAC program class taught by Deb Carson. Following high school, he worked various construction and carpenter jobs. He then worked for Clinton Engines as a machinist, Generac as a machinist, Precision Metal Works as a painter and lastly for Hollander in Maquoketa.

He met Mary Wallroff on March 1, 1980 and they were married on April 15, 1995 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Don was an avid football fan of the Chicago Bears and Iowa Hawkeyes. He also enjoyed playing pool and talking about the weather. He was a family-oriented man who loved spending time with his grandson Kairyn. He enjoyed telling stories of his family and friends growing up.

Those left to honor Don's memory include his wife, Mary L. Brooks of Maquoketa, IA; a daughter Chanel Brooks of Maquoketa, IA; a grandson Kairyn; sisters Sherri (Shawn) Hulke of Oxford Junction, IA, and Dawn Bodenhofer of MN; a brother John (Mary) Brooks of Oxford Junction, IA; and his step-dad John Feltes of Oxford Junction, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Lisa Snodgrass, and sons Damien Wallroff and Donald N. Brooks.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family and online condolences may be left at


Chanel Brooks wrote on Sep 11, 2019:

"I miss you more than anything you were everything to me and kairyn you were always there for me we told each other everything I?m so thankful my son has the memories of you that he does I?m so happy you expressed your love for your grandson endlessly you always told me we need to stick together I?ll forever be missing you dad no one was a better papa you are and always will be the man of my life until I see You again I?ll be missing you Dad "

Gary King wrote on Sep 9, 2019:

"R.I.P Donnie. Gone but not forgotten"

roger yarrington wrote on Sep 7, 2019:

"We are all beaten down by the loss of Donny. But let me tell you all Donny was one hell of a friend, co-worker, and person. Props to you Donny. You will always be remembered. A ton of love to Mary."

Katy Riordan wrote on Sep 6, 2019:

"Mary and family my heart is breaking with the loss of Donnie your family has had so many sad loss in your life Thinking of you Mary as I know you the best.Love and Prayers for you all. "

Angel Schiffer wrote on Sep 5, 2019:

"Mary and family, thinking of you with deepest sympathy."

Nancy Parson wrote on Sep 5, 2019:

"Mary and family, so sorry to hear about Donnie's passing. We'll remember you in our thoughts and prayers."

Anna Wallace wrote on Sep 5, 2019:

"Donny always greeted you with a smile , especially if you wanted to play pool . Taught many to play pool best shot I've ever known .Mary I'm sorry for your loss. Anna ( Murphy ) Wallace"

Bruce and Laura Fisher wrote on Sep 5, 2019:

"I remember Donnie from the old days. He was a good pool player with a sharp wit, and I enjoyed causing a little trouble with him at the Wagon Wheel. God bless you on your journey home, Donnie."

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Sep 4, 2019:


Ryan & Susie Gerischer wrote on Sep 4, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss. Ryan worked with Donnie at Clinton Engines and was a wonderful guy. Many hugs & prayers."

Lee Templeton wrote on Sep 4, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss, will remember him always "

Jean Mayfield wrote on Sep 4, 2019:

"The whole family has my condolences, very sorry for your loss. Didn't know Donny personally but knew who he was when I seen him. He always looked so cool and relaxed. I'm sure he will be missed dearly."

Cliff Shady Des Moines wrote on Sep 4, 2019:

"Mary and Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that you heal and be at. Peace as days pass and. Memories live forever in your. Hearts .thinking of you all"

Sherri wrote on Sep 4, 2019:

"I will miss you baby brother. "